Villa Cora
Viale Machiavelli 18, Florence, 50125, Italy
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Viale Machiavelli 18, Florence, 50125, Italy
Villa Cora is a 19th-century building surrounded by a park with outdoor swimming pool. Just over 1 mile from the center of Florence and Santa Maria Novella Train Station, it provides free parking. Wi-Fi is also free. All the air-conditioned rooms at Villa Cora are decorated in classical style with antique furniture. They feature a minibar and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. The spa area includes a sauna and a Turkish bath, along with a fitness center. Massages and beauty treatments are also available. The hotel’s restaurant serves Italian cuisine and dishes and wines from Tuscany. Drinks and hot and cold snacks are available from the bar. Villa Cora is a 20-minute walk from the Uffizi Gallery. The bus stop a quarter mile away provides services with the center of the city in 10 minutes.

Hotel Services and Facilities

Free WiFi Free parking Free breakfast Pet friendly

Hotel facilities

  • Free Parking
  • Swimming Pool
  • Garden
  • Meeting/Banquet Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Air Conditioning
  • Babysitting/Child Services
  • Bar
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Express Check-In/Check-Out
  • Elevator
  • Trouser press
  • Hiking
  • Packed lunches
  • Cycling
  • Heating
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Snack bar
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • On-site parking
  • outdoor pool
  • Poolside bar
  • 24-hour security
  • Accessible parking
  • Concierge services
  • Designated Smoking Area
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hair/Beauty Salon
  • Horseback Riding
  • Massage services
  • Restaurant(s)
  • Sun Deck
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Non-Smoking Rooms Available
  • Electric vehicle charging station
  • Wine/champagne
  • Fruits
  • Pet bowls
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Light therapy
  • Yoga classes
  • Fitness classes
  • Personal trainer
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
  • Bike tours
  • Themed dinner nights
  • Cooking class
  • Key access
  • Smoke alarms
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Guests can opt-out of daily cleaning service
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Shared stationery such as printed menus, magazines, pens, and paper removed
  • Process in place to check health of guests
  • First aid kit available
  • Cashless payment available
  • Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Invoices
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized
  • Free face masks
  • Food delivery
  • Electronic room key
  • Audible alarm
  • balcony/terrace
  • Car rental available
  • Currency exchange service
  • Daily disinfection
  • Fitness center
  • Free shuttle service
  • Hot tub/Whirlpool
  • Ironing amenities
  • Kid-friendly dinning
  • Laundry services
  • Luggage storage & lockers
  • Restaurant (special diets available)
  • Soundproof rooms available
  • Spa services
  • Spa/sauna
  • Tour services
  • Physical/social distancing guidelines
  • Protective screen or physical barriers in appropriate areas
  • Professional cleaning services
  • Allergy-free rooms available
  • Room service available
  • Pets allowed (charges may apply)
  • Takeout dining services available
  • Bicycle rental (charges may apply)
  • Valet parking (charges may apply)
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stayed in October, 2023
Guest Score 7 out of 10
stayed in October, 2023
Guest Score 10 out of 10
stayed in October, 2023
Guest Score 10 out of 10
love love love
stayed in September, 2023
Guest Score 7 out of 10
stayed in September, 2023
Guest Score 10 out of 10
stayed in September, 2023
Guest Score 7 out of 10
The property is beautiful- the ornate downstairs communal rooms and the pool area and the lovely gardens really have the wow factor. The poolside restaurant is also fabulous- fine dining in the evening was wow. Great drinks menu too.
We booked a double room for my partners birthday- instead of a double bed it was 2 singles mattresses pushed together with one sheet over the top. Really uncomfortable sleep and not at all romantic. The room was also in a small outhouse by the road, not in the main house - traffic noises and street lamp at night were not great and room was generally quite small and not very ornate like in the pictures. Not great value for 800 euros per night. Breakfast at an additional 38 euros per person was also pretty basic with no a la carte options included in that and old eggs, bacon etc sitting out. None of this ruined the stay but not up to the same standard as usual 5 star hotels in this price bracket.
stayed in September, 2023
Guest Score 10 out of 10
It was just like a movie, beautiful! These photos dont do it justice. We will be back next year for another visit
stayed in September, 2023
Guest Score 10 out of 10
stayed in August, 2023
Guest Score 10 out of 10
Everything about Villa Cora is beyond incredible! From the property itself that will take your breath away to the delicious cocktails by the pool or lets talk about the most comfortable beds EVER!
Absolutely nothing. Everything was outstanding!
stayed in August, 2023
Guest Score 9 out of 10
Staff were friendly. This is ne of the important thing that want to see at the Hotels.
stayed in August, 2023
Guest Score 9 out of 10
Staff, hospitality and high quality of food
So many mosquitos with no solution from the management of the hotel
stayed in August, 2023
Guest Score 10 out of 10
The view, location, very friendly staff
stayed in August, 2023
Guest Score 9 out of 10
stayed in July, 2023
Guest Score 9 out of 10
stayed in July, 2023
Guest Score 6 out of 10
The Villa itself is beautiful, with lush tapestries and furniture. Our room was spacious with a large window and bathroom. The pool deck and grounds were also stunning. The hotel is located in a neighborhood full of trees and flowers, and sits on the edge of the Boboli gardens. The walk into the center of Florence wasn't too bad but is pretty far when you find yourself a little past the city center in the evening. They do offer a shuttle service but I believe it ends at 8pm (and dinners in Italy usually start at 7pm).
For a five-star hotel, I didn't receive the service I had expected and had grown to expect from my previous stays at other five-star hotels. I appreciate the staff and the effort they put in on a daily basis, but I think there may be some service training opportunities here, though. A few issues during my experience that I will point out: - Pool: The highlight of the hotel, in my opinion, is the pool. It took us longer than we had expected to find a way to the pool. Other reviewers mentioned this as well but we experienced it firsthand: towels and glassware were left on chairs and side tables, which were not cleaned up right away. Stain marks from drinks from previous guests could be seen on the side tables, which is a small detail that overall made the poolside feel "messy". No one greeted us at the pool, so we had to ask another guest where to find the chair towels. The pool is also "first come, first served", which was briefly mentioned in the arrival "onboarding", which really meant there weren't enough lounge chairs for every guest. If I am a paying guest, it shouldn't be so hard to find a lounge chair given there is ample poolside room. When the chairs were full, it seemed like some guests begrudgingly accepted the pool-side couches (not ideal for lounging), like we had done when we expected to spend a relaxing morning at the pool. - Departure: We weren't acknowledged at first when we tried to check out. We sat in the lobby for about 15 minutes before we were helped. I was the main point of contact for the entire booking and communications, and the person that signed the final bill. During the entire stay, though, we were addressed by Mr. (we have two different last names). The cherry on top was as we were checking out, the concierge didn't acknowledge me and passed the receipt to my husband. I am not exaggerating. That was insulting.
stayed in July, 2023
Guest Score 8 out of 10
Very Good
The service was incredible and perfect. The grounds and pool were stunning
We wish we were given a room on a higher floor for a better view of the city for our honeymoon, as we requested.
stayed in July, 2023
Guest Score 4 out of 10
The pool area was nice.
The wiring in the room was faulty and we had lights that flashed and did not turn off all night, they could not fix them till the next morning as they said it would make too much noise for other guests.. as we endured a sleepless night with flashing lights. The gym is hopeless and has 5 floor matts, yet hasn't the space to open one up and lie down. The car park should have covered parking in my view to stop the cars baking in the sun. One member of the staff at the pool area was very rude and told me all the tables I was sat at were booked in 10 mins and they were full so they couldn't accommodate us for even one drink, I told her id move when they arrive- another colleague allowed us to sit, an hour later all 10 tables were still empty. It's a lovely building but the place needs an update. The reception isn't sufficient and has one very helpful lady sat alone on a tiny desk with her laptop. I've tried to upload a video of the flashing room lights but unfortunately it only allows me to upload photos.
stayed in June, 2023
Guest Score 7 out of 10
stayed in June, 2023
Guest Score 10 out of 10
stayed in June, 2023
Guest Score 10 out of 10
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Area information

    Airports Show all on map »

    • Amerigo Vespucci Airport - 4.24 mi
    • Lucca - 33.73 mi
    • Siena Airport - 34.53 mi


      Zoo Show all on map »
      • Museo Zoologico La Specola - 0.53 mi
      • Boboli Gardens Giardini Boboli - 0.60 mi


      Art Galleries Show all on map »
      • Museum of Natural History - 0.57 mi
      • Porcelain Museum Museo delle Porcellane - 0.57 mi
      • Pitti Palace - 0.62 mi
      • Cenacolo di Santo Spirito Museum - 0.69 mi
      • Museum of the History of Science Museo di Storia della Scienza - 0.84 mi
      • Gallery Hotel Art - 0.85 mi
      • Uffizi Gallery - 0.89 mi
      • Uffizi - 0.89 mi
      • Ken s Art Gallery - 0.89 mi
      • Uffizi Gallery Galleria degli Uffizi - 0.89 mi
      • Horne Museum - 0.95 mi
      • Museo di Palazzo Davanzati - 0.98 mi

    Other attractions

      Monuments and Landmarks Show all on map »
      • Porta Romana - 0.40 mi
      • Ponte Vecchio - 0.78 mi
      • Loggia del Grano - 0.94 mi
      • Loggia dei Lanzi - 0.94 mi
      • Piazza della Signoria - 0.96 mi
      • Strozzi Palace - 0.98 mi
      • Loggia del Mercato Nuovo - 0.99 mi
      Historical Buildings Show all on map »
      • Villa del Poggio Imperiale - 0.47 mi
      • Church of Santo Spirito - 0.66 mi
      • Church of Santa Trinita - 0.93 mi
      • Uguccioni Palace - 0.97 mi
      • Church of Orsanmichele - 0.99 mi
      Other Show all on map »
      • Giardino Torrigiani - 0.50 mi
      • San Felice in Piazza - 0.57 mi
      • Pitti Palace Palazzo Pitti - 0.57 mi
      • Boboli Garden - 0.59 mi
      • In Tavola - 0.71 mi
      • Santa Felicita - 0.73 mi
      • Piazza Santo Spirito - 0.84 mi
      • Brancacci Chapel in Santa Maria del Carmine - 0.85 mi
      • Santa Maria delle Carmine - 0.85 mi
      • Galleria degli Uffizi - 0.86 mi
      • Santa Maria del Carmine San Niccolo al Carmine - 0.87 mi
      • SS Apostoli - 0.89 mi
      • Walking To San Miniato - 0.90 mi
      • Via Maggio - 0.91 mi
      • Grain Market Loggia del Grano - 0.92 mi
      • San Frediano in Cestello - 0.95 mi
      • Palazzo Corsini - 0.96 mi
      • Piazza della Signoria - 0.96 mi
      • Piazza de Signoria - 0.97 mi
      • Via De Tornabuoni - 0.98 mi
      • Palazzo Rucellai - 0.99 mi
      • Palazzo Strozzi - 1.00 mi
      • Palazzo Gondi - 1.01 mi
      • Garden of St Michael Orsanmichele - 1.01 mi

Villa Cora

Viale Machiavelli 18, Florence, 50125, Italy